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The Social Significance of Euphemisms

By Sally Raskoff Why do we use words like “troops” and “escorts” to sanitize our discussions of difficult, disturbing, or controversial topics, like war and sex? There has been much talk of bringing the “troops” home and of “troop” casualties....
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Rand Paul To CNN: ‘Time To Bring Troops Home,’ Cut Foreign Aid, And Fix Entitlements

News : Mediaite (2 years ago)

Appearing on CNN's Situation Room this afternoon, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) urged that the United States bring its troops home from a costly war in Afghanistan, cut foreign aid especially to potentially hostile countries like Egypt, and... Read Post

Challenges in Naming Gender Identities: Cis and Trans

Academics / Sociology : Everyday Sociology (11 months ago)

By Sally Raskoff Issues of sex and gender are popular and common topics in sociology; we discuss the complexities of defining sex as physical (male, female) and gender as social (women, men). We assume that males take on the gender.... Read Post

ISIS Attacks American Base In Iraq In First Ever Clash With U.S. Troops

News : The Inquisitr - News (5 hours ago)

American troops in Iraq had their first actual battle with ISIS troops after the Islamist militants tried to overrun a base, an encounter that left the ISIS troops decimated and in retreat. The attack took place near the Ein al-Asad... Read Post


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